Cover of: Blasphemy: A Memoir |
Preview

Buy this book

Last edited by ImportBot
July 3, 2020 | History
An edition of Blasphemy (2013)

Blasphemy: A Memoir

Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water

  • 0 Ratings
  • 3 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read

This edition published in by Chicago Review Press in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

160 pages

In June 2009 a Pakistani mother of five, Asia Bibi, was out picking fruit in the fields. At midday she went to the nearest well, picked up a cup, and took a drink of cool water, and then offered it to another woman. Suddenly, one of her fellow workers cried out that the water belonged to Muslim women and that Bibi—who is Christian—had contaminated it. “Blasphemy!” someone shouted, a crime punishable by death in Pakistan. In that instant, with one word, Bibi’s fate was sealed. First attacked by a mob, Bibi was then thrown into prison and sentenced to be hanged.

Since that day, Asia Bibi has been held in appalling conditions, her family members have had to flee their village under threat from vengeful extremists, and the two brave public figures who came to Bibi’s defense—the Muslim governor of the Punjab and Pakistan’s Christian Minister for Minorities—have been brutally murdered. In Blasphemy, Asia Bibi, who has become a symbol for everyone concerned with ending an unjust law that allows people to settle personal scores and that kills Christians and Muslims alike indiscriminately, bravely tells her shocking and inspiring story and makes a last cry for help from her prison cell.

Proceeds from the sale of this book support Asia Bibi’s family, which has been forced into hiding.

Read more

Previews available in:

Edition Availability
Cover of: Blasphemy: A Memoir
Blasphemy: A Memoir: Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water
August 26, 2013, Chicago Review Press
Paperback

Add another edition?

Blasphemy First published in 2013



Work Description

In June 2009 a Pakistani mother of five, Asia Bibi, was out picking fruit in the fields. At midday she went to the nearest well, picked up a cup, and took a drink of cool water, and then offered it to another woman. Suddenly, one of her fellow workers cried out that the water belonged to Muslim women and that Bibi—who is Christian—had contaminated it. “Blasphemy!” someone shouted, a crime punishable by death in Pakistan. In that instant, with one word, Bibi’s fate was sealed. First attacked by a mob, Bibi was then thrown into prison and sentenced to be hanged.

Since that day, Asia Bibi has been held in appalling conditions, her family members have had to flee their village under threat from vengeful extremists, and the two brave public figures who came to Bibi’s defense—the Muslim governor of the Punjab and Pakistan’s Christian Minister for Minorities—have been brutally murdered. In Blasphemy, Asia Bibi, who has become a symbol for everyone concerned with ending an unjust law that allows people to settle personal scores and that kills Christians and Muslims alike indiscriminately, bravely tells her shocking and inspiring story and makes a last cry for help from her prison cell.

Proceeds from the sale of this book support Asia Bibi’s family, which has been forced into hiding.

Edition Description

In June 2009 a Pakistani mother of five, Asia Bibi, was out picking fruit in the fields. At midday she went to the nearest well, picked up a cup, and took a drink of cool water, and then offered it to another woman. Suddenly, one of her fellow workers cried out that the water belonged to Muslim women and that Bibi—who is Christian—had contaminated it. “Blasphemy!” someone shouted, a crime punishable by death in Pakistan. In that instant, with one word, Bibi’s fate was sealed. First attacked by a mob, Bibi was then thrown into prison and sentenced to be hanged.

Since that day, Asia Bibi has been held in appalling conditions, her family members have had to flee their village under threat from vengeful extremists, and the two brave public figures who came to Bibi’s defense—the Muslim governor of the Punjab and Pakistan’s Christian Minister for Minorities—have been brutally murdered. In Blasphemy, Asia Bibi, who has become a symbol for everyone concerned with ending an unjust law that allows people to settle personal scores and that kills Christians and Muslims alike indiscriminately, bravely tells her shocking and inspiring story and makes a last cry for help from her prison cell.

Proceeds from the sale of this book support Asia Bibi’s family, which has been forced into hiding.

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
1 A Black Hole
2 Blasphemy
3 I Can No Longer See the Stars
4 Death by Hanging
5 The Christian Minister
6 Happy Christmas
7 The Pope's Message
8 They Kill the Governor
9 They Kill the Minister
Afterword

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
160
Dimensions
8.2 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
Weight
6.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25943551M
Internet Archive
blasphemymemoirs0000bibi
ISBN 13
978-1613748893

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
July 3, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
October 27, 2019 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
July 18, 2019 Edited by Clean Up Bot import existing book
April 6, 2018 Edited by Todays Martyrs Reviewer Added new cover
September 2, 2016 Created by Todays Martyrs Reviewer Added new book.